Infrared imagery taken during a New Zealand Defense Force aerial survey on September 27 showed huge columns of smoke, ash and volcanic rocks billowing from the crater of Manaro Voui volcano on Vanuatu’s Ambae Island.
Infrared footage shows Vanuatu's Manaro volcano – @nzdf
27 SEP 2017. Imagery taken during a New Zealand Defence Force aerial survey on September 27 showed huge columns of smoke, ash and volcanic rocks billowing from the crater of Manaro Voui volcano on Vanuatu's Ambae Island. pic.twitter.com/rArIu3mtOS
— Jeannie Curtis (@VolcanoJeannie) September 27, 2017
Acting Air Component Commander, Group Captain Nick Olney says the situation on Ambae is becoming more dangerous the Volcano is very active with visible ash cloud, the crater is erupting and lave plumes.
“the evacuations of the people on Ambae is quite critical at the moment” he says
“We have good imagery including infrared imagery imagery which the scientist will use to determine what is to come in the next few day’s”
— Royal NZ Air Force (@NZAirForce) September 27, 2017
An aerial survey of Ambae island by the New Zealand Air Force has found the Monaro volcano is showing strong signs of an impending eruption.
New Zealand Air Force: Ambae is becoming more dangerous – YUMI TOKTOK STRET https://t.co/L1R3GHeZIL
— YUMI TOKTOK STRET (@yumitoktokstret) September 27, 2017
A P-K2 Orion aircraft has been taking photos of Monaro and the rumbling twin volcanoes on Ambrym, as Vanuatu’s Disaster Management officers continue to evacuate its 10,000 residents to safety.